Available from March 1, 2019

Step inside and explore one of central London’s royal residences and the childhood home of Queen Victoria.

Kensington Palace boasts exquisite Jacobean architecture dating back to 1605, acres of manicured gardens, and a world-famous Orangery, and much more.

This incredible building is the official residence of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children, as well as a long line of Royals before them. Explore Queen Caroline’s Cabinet of Curiosities, the King’s Staircases, and Queen Mary’s State Apartments.

Once you’ve seen all there is to see inside, take a wander around the 30-acres of Palace Garden and explore this oasis right in the heart of the capital. Check out the sunken garden which is home to impressive floral displays all year round. The palace also hosts an ever-changing array of exhibitions, so be sure to check out the website before you go to make the most of your visit.

Highlights:

  • Get up close to the 16th century painted King’s Staircase and see the frescoes of the court of King George I
  • Queen Mary’s State Apartments preserved over time
  • Wander the 30-acres of Palace Gardens, see the Sunken Garden, and explore the incredible array of flora and fauna
  • Explore the collection of objects from around the world in Queen Caroline’s fascinating Cabinet of Curiosities

Did you know:

  • Mary II was a keen collector of Chinese Porcelain, a 1697 inventory documented that she owned over 800 items
  • Composer Handel was invited to the palace to perform for King George II, who was such a fan that he gave Handel British citizenship. Handel was originally from Germany, like the King himself.
  • Queen Victoria, the second-longest reigning monarch, spent her childhood in the palace
  • A book of original Leonardo da Vinci drawings was miraculously found in the palace in 1778 and sent to Windsor Castle
  • During the Great War in 1914, Princess Louise allowed injured soldiers to rest and recover in her private apartments

Don't miss:

The Pavilion 

The Kensington Palace Pavilion is the perfect place for a relaxed bite to eat overlooking the beautiful grounds. There’s a host of tempting food available, including classic afternoon tea - a must when visiting a Royal Palace.

Sunken Gardens

Green-fingered types won’t want to miss this impressive area. It was planted in 1908 and displays an abundance of blooms all year round, and if you’re visiting between April and October, you’ll be rewarded with an exotic array of flowers. Among the 30 acres of land and gardens, the Sunken Gardens adds to the quiet tranquillity of Kensington Palace and is the perfect place to take a moment away from the crowds.

Top tip:

There is a wide range of tours for visitors with disabilities including British Sign Language tours and Describer Tours for the partially sighted. Booking is recommended up to two weeks in advance to visit the King and Queen’s State Apartments and Victoria Revealed.

How to get there:

- High Street Kensington (district and circle lines)
- Queensway (central line)
- Kensington Palace is situated in zone 1 of the London Transport Network

Available from March 1, 2019

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Super Idee! Auch wenn man in ein paar Tagen nicht alles nutzen kann war der London Pass eine super Investition!
Simone Kresin aus Deutschland

Perfekt für einen London trip, bei dem man/frau viele Attraktionen sehen möchte. Gute Möglichkeit möglichst viele Attraktionen zu sehen zu einem guten Preis.
Sema S aus Deutschland

März bis Oktober
Montag 10.00 - 18.00
Dienstag 10.00 - 18.00
Mittwoch 10.00 - 18.00
Donnerstag 10.00 - 18.00
Freitag 10.00 - 18.00
Samstag 10.00 - 18.00
Sonntag 10.00 - 18.00
Last Admission: 17.00
November bis Februar
Montag 10.00 - 16.00
Dienstag 10.00 - 16.00
Mittwoch 10.00 - 16.00
Donnerstag 10.00 - 16.00
Freitag 10.00 - 16.00
Samstag 10.00 - 16.00
Sonntag 10.00 - 16.00
Last Admission: 15.00

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Address:

Kensington Palace Gardens London W8

Telephone:

0844 482 7777